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November 18, 2009

Via e-mail to

u.s. Immigration & Customs Enforcement

800 North Capitol Street, N.W.
5th Floor, Suite 585
Washington, D.C. 20528

RE: Freedom ofInformation Act Request

Dear FOIA Officer:

This letter constitutes a request under the Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"), 5
U.S.C. § 552 et seq. I seek the disclosure of the following records)

l. All written agreements under INA§ 287(g), 8 U.S.C. § 1357, with a state or local
government or law enforcement agency that were signed after October 1, 2008.

2. All correspondence between ICE and state or local governments or law

enforcement agencies about the 287(g) program since January 1, 2007, including,
but not limited to: all letters of interest, requests for information, applications,
etc., and all responses thereto.

I request that this record be provided 1U electronic format sent Via email to me at

I am entitled to a waiver of all costs "because [the information sought] is likely to

contribute significantly to public understanding of the operations or activities of the government
and is not primarily in [my] commercial interest." 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(4)(A)(iii). See also 6 C.F.R
§ 5.11(k) (records furnished without charge if the information is in the public interest, and
disclosure is not in commercial interest of institution).

I have no commercial interest in this matter. I will make all information I receive as a
result of this FOIA request available to the public at no cost. Disclosure in this case therefore
meets the statutory criteria, and a fee waiver would fulfil Congress's legislative intent in
amending ForA. See Judicial Watch, Inc. v. Rossotti, 326 F.3d 1309, 1312 (D.C. Cir. 2003)
("Congress amended FOIA to ensure that it be 'liberally construed in favor of waivers for
noncommercial Requestors. '" (citation omitted)). Alternately, I seek a reduction in duplication

1 The tenn "records" as used herein includes all records or communications preserved in electronic or written [OnTI,
including but not limited to correspondence, documents, data, videotapes, audio tapes, e-rnails, faxes, files,
guidance, guidelines, evaluations, instructions, analyses, memoranda, agreements, notes, orders, policies,
procedures, protocols, reports, rules, technical manuals, technical specifications, training manuals, or studies.
If you deny any part of this request, please cite each specific reason or exemption to
FOIA that you think justifies your refusal to release the information. Pursuant to the applicable
regulations and statute, I hope to receive a determination of this request within 20 days. See 5
U.S.c. § 552(a)(6)(A)(i).

I certify that the above information is true and correct to the best of my knowledge. If you
have any questions processing this request, please contact me either via email or telephone (my
contact information is below).

Please furnish all applicable records to me at If email is not an

option, you may mail the records to me at the address below. Thank you for your assistance and
prompt attention to this matter.


Freedom of Inforrnation Act Request

November 18, 2009
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